Since the launch of the very first Oculus devices, we have seen the virtual reality platform change and evolve drastically – for better and for worse. One of these changes was observed following the release of the Oculus Quest 2 which pushed the medium into adopting standalone headsets. Now, the Meta Quest 2 is dominating the market, with 80% of all VR sales going to Facebook/Meta.
According to research firm IDC, the Oculus/Meta Quest 2 had managed to capture 78% of all AR/VR headset sales in 2021. While perhaps not the biggest surprise considering the lack of competition right now, having such a large market and mind share gives Meta the power to control the future trajectory of VR as a whole.
Of course, with Sony inching closer to releasing the highly exciting PSVR2, and Apple currently working on a premium VR headset, 2022/23 could show very different trends for VR when compared to past years.
The VR industry has been growing rapidly (92.1% in 2021), but it is still a burgeoning market with so much time and space for the platform to improve and evolve, and so it will be interesting to see what the future holds. As it stands however, Virtual Reality IS Meta Quest 2.
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